09-29-2010 10:14 AM
Hello everyone--new round these parts..
We have a small BES environment (19 devices) with the following setup:
Windows Server 2003 R2, SP2
Exchange 2007 (on Server 2008, single server, no clustering)..
As with most, we have a service account that runs all of the services on the BES. Last night I changed the password (part of our security audit) on this for this account and all was fine--mail was flowing to all devices. I did NOT restart the services at the time of the password change. So our mail was interrupted all night and I got in to some grumpy users. I restarted the services on the BES and mail began flowing again?
Any ideas as to why this would have interrupted mail flow?
09-29-2010 10:25 AM
Yep--changed in AD, then in the services. It was working fine until about 3 hours later. There's nothing crazy in the event log to suggest a failure either.
09-29-2010 10:37 AM
well, as you say you didn't restart the services after changing the PW, I assume it was cached somewhere...
I would not mind as this will not be done every week. Next time you know about it...